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Millennial City: Classic Readings on U.S. Urban Policy Vol: 12

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28 Apr 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
288 pages - 156 x 234 x 17mm
Research in Urban Economics


How have America's largest cities managed to adapt to the economic and demographic changes of the late Twentieth Century? To shed light on the transition, this latest volume presents standout papers spanning the life of Research in Urban Economics. The work includes excerpts from a 1980 federal report and two current papers that update the coverage. These selections provide a sparkling cross-section of the scholarship on urban economics and policy over the past generation.
A tale of many cities: Editor's introduction (R.D. Norton). Part I. Getting Real. Social distress and the urban underclass (D.A. Hicks). Urban decline in the world's developed economies: an examination of the trends (R.D. Ebel). Urban revitalization in Paris, Stockholm and Amsterdam: a view from the United States (D.E. Gale). Part II. Governing in a Whirlwind. The post municipal city (A. Pascal). Low income housing in the 1980s (E.S. Mills, K. Kaiser). Effects of population growth on local spending and taxes (H. Ladd). Taxes and speculative behavior in land and real estate markets (K.E. Case). Part III. Techno-Currents. The influence of communications and data processing technology on urban form (B. Chinitz). Technology and cities (M. Moss). Industrial districts: old wine in new bottles? (B. Harrison). The westward rebirth of American computing (R.D. Norton). Part IV. Does Economic Development Policy Matter? Federal policy toward state and local economic development in the 1990s (T.J. Bartik). Urban entrepreneurialism and national economic growth (H. Cisneros). The limits of economic development programs (E.S. Mills).

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